Latest News Archive

Please select Category, Year, and then Month to display items
Previous Archive
25 May 2020

The Centre for Gender and Africa Studies (CGAS) and the UFS will host an Africa Day Webinar on the topic, Reflections on Africa amidst Covid-19, to be delivered by Prof. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, renowned decolonial scholar. The title of his lecture is Revisiting the African idea of Africa during the moment of Covid-19 pandemic.

The crisis delivered by Coronavirus and Covid-19 invites Africans to rethink and even unthink the long-standing dependency on Europe and North America for help. What has dawned on Africa is the equally long-standing aspiration of self-reliance. What is emerging is a new African idea of Africa which takes responsibility for its own challenges. This new African idea of Africa challenges the Mudimbean idea of Africa embodied in the colonial library.

Thus this presentation reassesses how Africa has relied on its own historical experience, its own knowledge, and own people to confront Covid-19. What is of interest here is the proverbial wisdom of necessity being the source of invention. The presentation brings to the fore the decolonial turn as it gestures beyond crisis into post-Covid-19 world order. It ends with a call for decolonial love founded on new ethics of living together and new economies of care.

Bio of Prof Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatshen


Date: Tuesday, 26 May, 2020
Time: 14:00
Duration: 90 min max (45 min talk, 45 min Q&A)

The webinar can be accessed via one of the following links:


OR

News Archive

UFS Centre for Estate Planning Law share knowledge on trusts
2009-09-07

 
The Faculty of Law’s Centre for Estate Planning Law at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently presented a very successful seminar on the hidden problems that trusts hold. Prof. Willie van der Westhuizen from Millers Attorneys in George was the speaker and he once again shared very insightful knowledge with the seminar attendees. Prof. van der Westhuizen is an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Private Law at the Faculty of Law at the UFS. The seminar was well attended by approximately 50 attorneys and financial planners. At the seminar were, from the left: Mr Louis van Vuren, BoE; Prof. Willie van der Westhuizen; Mr Kenneth Mould, Centre for Estate Planning Law; and Mr Pieter Brits, Centre for Estate Planning Law.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful. To better understand how they are used, read more about the UFS cookie policy. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.

Accept